Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Robinc
by Anthony Boucher

"Politics and robots are, alike, very curious things. But they're alike in another way - if you look at things straight, and don't throw out answers even if they do seem more than a little screwy, you can use them effectively -"

(Usuform robot from 'Robinc' by Anthony Boucher)

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CIROS Robot Makes Your Salad
   'Half your time in cooking is wasted reaching around for what you need next.'- Anthony Boucher, 1943.

AIC-CI Cookingrobot Chinese Robotic Chef
   Chinese fast foods now prepared by robots - maybe in your home before the end of the decade.

Robot Painter 'Action Jackson' Mimics Jackson Pollock
   This little robotic mechanism does a great job of creating works like those of Jackson Pollock.

Robot Chef Makes Octopus Balls
   It's time to take those robots off the assembly line, and put them to work making dinner!

Robot Chef Learns By Demonstration
   Give a robot an omelet, and you feed it for a day. Teach a robot how to cook omelets, and you feed it for a lifetime. Or something like that.

B21 Kitchen Robot Shares Cooking Tips With Other Bots
   Fascinating new robot can communicate what it learns to other robots; I'm not sure if they should be talking, but it's incredibly efficient.

Robot Prepares Pancakes For Breakfast
   These manufacturing robots work well in the home kitchen with their redesigned, smaller form factor. Enjoy!

Robots Should Replace Cafeteria Ladies, Say Students
   School children across the US are demanding an end to fallible cafeteria ladies - and a bold future of robot chefs! With videos.

Robots Mix, Flip Pancakes Made From Scratch
   These bots can visit my kitchen anytime.

Robot Roommates Shop For, Prepare Breakfast
   Bavarian sausage lovers, your breakfast is almost ready!

Magnetic 'Tongue' Can Taste Tomatoes
   How else will robots enjoy pizza?

Noodle-Shaving Robot Army Invades China
   'One of these gorgeous eating places where we were served entirely by mechanical apparatus...'

E-Delicious Machine A Food-Tasting Robot
   'Why the nuisance of bringing food to the mouth to taste?'- Anthony Boucher, 1943.

Electronic Tongue Knows Beer Better Than You
   'Install taste buds in the end of one tentacle.'- Anthony Boucher, 1943.

Electronic Tongues Will Rule The Kitchen
   'Install taste buds in the end of one tentacle...' - Anthony Boucher, 1943

China Develops Taste Testing Robots
   'Install taste buds in the end of one tentacle...' - Anthony Boucher, 1943

Midjourney AI Creates 'Théâtre D'opéra Spatial', Wins Art Fair First Prize
   '... we'll give him in his brain what he needs for creation.' - Anthony Boucher, 1943. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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re: Stanley G. and Helen Weinbaum

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re: Miles J. Breuer

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